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That time of year when I really start finding out what is going to survive, and what isn't ('Red Viper' and minor okee on the list of things needing replacement...), and oh so many flowers....my sister has finally noticed that flava and its hybrids tend to have an awkward smell as well, and she's not happy with me.
Sarracenia flowers by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Abandoned Hope' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Ritchie Bell' x 'Adrian Slack' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Alucard' "Prince of Darkness" x 'Leah Wilkerson' Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alata "red lid" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. ('Leah Wilkerson' x oreophila) x "Bengal Tiger") by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila "North Sound" x purpurea "Giant #1" Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Waccamaw' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' x 'Leigha Simone' Cone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Pretty lid on one of the tallest pitchers to open downstairs...
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
That pitcher was then beat out by the next one the plant sent up
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Something that looks the same whether light is high or low...
S. purpurea heterophylla by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. leucophylla 'HCW' SG by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And then finally, when I started being able to move plants outside...
S. rubra gulfensis luteoviridis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. leucophylla viridescens by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
That giant pitcher once outdoors...should be solid red save for the lid
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And then finally everything outdoors
Outdoor setup by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Outdoor setup by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Things were looking good...and then unfortunately shortly thereafter the weathr flipped on me and one more cold snape passed through. That cold, combined with just the transition into full sun, I think has killed about a third of the flowers I had. Still leaves me with a lot of flowers...but unfortunately, as it always has to be apparently, the buds that bit it were frequently the ones with crosses I was most looking forward to...
 
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Things finally looking proper outside (though many plants still slow to take off, as usual).
S. flava "Snead's Ferry, Onslow Co. NC" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Genetic Giant" x 'Bob Hanrahan' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinnamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Leah Wilkerson' OP by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x flava "Don's Red Tube" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This has turned particularly massive this year; thanks to dividing its Clone C sibling is not competing as much
S. oreophila x flava "Don's Red Tube" Clone D by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava rubricorpora SG Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Slowly getting some decent pitchers on 'Waccamaw' again this year too.
S. 'Waccamaw' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava cuprea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. x moorei "red" x leucophylla 'HCW' Clone A by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Not quite newly open, but the halfway color of "Queen of the Night" is impressively red with a dark throat
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And then not quite fully darkened yet, but already it's looking impressively purple-black
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And, one of the species that seems to hate me most...
S. oreophila by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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There was a bit of trouble in late June...I went on a trip to New Mexico to document wildlife, parents weren't quite sure how much water all of the plants should get, so....
Nothing died, but a lot of nice beautiful pitchers went crispy early. So did most of my attempted crosses when the flowers went first.
A few things escaped the crisping though, or have grown out since:
S. 'Abandoned Hope' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
These went crispy, were taken before the event:
S. flava "Cinamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava "Cinamon Tube" x self Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This survived:
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. oreophila x "Blood Moon" Clone B by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And so did this. Comparison of fairly newly open, and the truly well aged pitcher:
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. "Queen of the Night" by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Getting some decent size to the "Improved Black Veins" mini divisions finally
S. flava ornata "Improved Black Veins" MW by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. flava ornata "Improved Black Veins" MW by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alabamensis wherryii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. alabamensis wherryii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Last year the Nassau Co. Fl plant was doing great while this one complained. This year it's reversed
S. minor Charlton Co. GA by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Reptilian Rose' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Reptilian Rose' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
S. 'Dan Winter' by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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